The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 6/20-6/22

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John Fogerty is one fortunate son to still have that thick head of hair
If you're looking for some variety to help spice up your weekend, then the concert schedule around North Texas should be just the thing to help make it happen. We're talking everything from Pegasus Music Fest to John Fogerty to Tech N9ne. If you have yet to set up any weekend plans, take comfort in the fact that the Dallas music scene's always got your back. 


John Fogerty
7pm, Friday, June 21 at Choctaw Casino Resort, 4216 S. Highway 69/75, Durant, 800-788-2464 or choctawcasinos.com/durant, $35-185


Though the legend of Creedence Clearwater Revival as one of America's greatest rock bands had been cemented for decades, CCR leader­-gone-­solo John Fogerty hadn't played classics such as "Up Around the Bend" or "Born on the Bayou" for many years by the time the late '90s rolledaround. Thanks to a long-­running record label dispute, Fogerty had been performing only tunes from his solo catalog, most notably the summertime anthem, "Centerfield." It took a Robert Johnson-­inspired epiphany for him to loosen the self-­employed musical shackles and celebrate the legendary body of work he had built, which effectively ushered in a new phase to his storied journey. Indeed, more recently released works have been respectably solid and show the now 69­- year-­old guitar slinger in fine form. Even more impressive, however, is the conviction with which Fogerty can still belt out the opening notes to "Fortunate Son," perhaps his most epochal anthem in a long line of them. Kelly Dearmore


Balance and Composure
With Seahaven and Creepoid, 8 p.m., Friday, June 20 at The House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St, 214-978-2583 or houseofblues.com/dallas, $15

When these Doylestown heroes first appeared within the hardcore scene, plenty of people took notice. B&C's muddy sound and detailed lyrics have over time earned them comparisons to grunge overlords like Nirvana and post-hardcore stationaries like Circa Survive, but it's their modern sound that makes one hesitant to actually accept any of these claims. Still, it's nice to know that someone, somewhere is trying to keep the grunge dream alive; if their latest release, The Things We Think We're Missing is anything to go by, they have plenty of opportunity to define themselves before all is said and done. Michelle Ofiwe



The Mountain Goats
With Loamlands, 9pm, Friday, June 20 at Dan's Silverleaf, 103 N. Industrial St, Denton, 940-320-2000, $20-23

It's been a while since TMG's last effort, but it's safe to say that the folk-indie favorites have found a way to keep going strong. 2013 saw some pretty high-profile performances for Darnielle and co., including an appearance at Carneige Hall in support of author John Green. Now, they're set to revist "old stomping grounds" (as they termed it) with the Twin Inhuman Highway Fiends Tour, set to make its way through the West and South before the end of June. MO


Blake Shelton
With The Band Perry and Neal McCoy, 7pm, Saturday, June 21 at Gexa Energy Pavillion, 1818 First Avenue, 214-421-1111, $40.75-76.99

After toiling away for years in the country music scene, Blake Shelton has enjoyed massive mainstream success in recent years, making several appearances on the Billboard pop charts. A stint on NBC's wildly popular singing competition, The Voice, has helped cement Shelton as a bona-­fide crossover star, but both he and his music have changed a great deal since his smash hit "Austin" blew up the airwaves in 2001. Now, Shelton is the definition of pop country, and hits like "Boys 'Round Here" and "Doin' What She Likes" laid the groundwork that has made twangy bro- country tunes of his contemporaries like Eric Church some of the most popular music in Middle America. Amy McCarthy



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4 comments
Donnie63
Donnie63

The biggest miss is that you mention John Fogerty at Choctaw but on 6/21 he opened for  Jimmy Buffett and it was the best concert ever!  You guys are so one sided...if you are going to print a story..print the whole story it is not like you're the Washington Post or New York Times...you are the freaking Dallas Observer!  

paulpsycho78
paulpsycho78

FUCKING BLAKE SHELTON AND THE LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR GETS A NOD BUT NO MENTION OF A DALLAS BAND, HAGFISH, PLAYING A COOL HOMETOWN GIG, ITS THE DALLAS OBSERVER NOT THE US WEEKLY YOU HACKS.

ex_seraphim
ex_seraphim

What?   No mention of ELECTRIC SIX?!?!? of Gay Bar fame? (and bunches of other awesome songs)   They are such rowdy fun, right there with the Reverend.

wontunow
wontunow

I have heard of 2 of 8.  Not bad.

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